I am not really a hiking person, I prefer to lay down on a beach and have a swim...but when I heard that this vegan friendly hut offers a wide selection of vegan dishes I decided I had to go… it had been a lifetime since my last decent vegan sacher cake.
So here's my guide on how to get to the Vajolet Refuge
I am sure you already know that Sri Lanka is heaven for vegans, but in this post I want to tell you what I loved most about vegan food in Sri Lanka: its tradition of “all you can eat” curry pot buffets.
Let's have a look at the ones that I enjoyed most in 3 different locations.
Kandy is on the most visited cities in Sri Lanka: it is a perfect starting point to the some of the major tourist sites of the island.
Fron here you can visit Dambulla and Sigirya, the temples of Matale and take the blue train to Ella.
The city in itself is not that charming I have to say: the traffic is heavy, the buildings actually need some reformations and moving around can be quite a mess! Of course there a a cupole of things worth a visit, like the Tooth Temple, the giant Buddha on the hill and a small cave temple outside town.
But what will make want to stay and never leave is the variety and quality of vegan food in Kandy!
It was the best we tasted in all our trip to Sri Lanka, and also the cheapest 🙂
When I booked my flight for Sri Lanka I was so thrilled! I had heard that vegan food on Emirates is one of the best infight meals in the world...
With this post I'm going to explain why I was a bit disappointed 🙁
When I got to Ella at first I thought that I just wanted to relax and walk around the rice fields, climb Little Adam and Ella's rock.
Nevertheless, after the first long walk and the first trekking to Little Adam, I thought that I could do something different and look for a cultural activity.
At our guest house we saw a catalog with some organized day trips, and one caught my attention: the Buduruwagala Temple. As it looked a little expensive, I asked to the employee if it was possible to get to the temple with a public bus, and of course he said it wasn't....but guess what? It is actually really easy to go there by bus and you will pay only a few cents 🙂
When we travel we usually book an accommodation with a kitchen: in Asia we usually just need it to use the fridge, make a smoothie and have a cup pf tea or coffee whenever we want it; in other countries, particularly in Europe, it can make us save a huge amount of money: finding vegan options in European restaurants it's usually not a problems, but it may be pricey: that's why we love the idea of having our own kitchen and cooking the food that we can find in local supermarkets.
From what we have experienced in the last 3-4 years, the availability of vegan food in supermarkets has increased a lot in Greece, so If you are looking for recommendations for vegan food in Greece this is the post for you!
If you are leaving for Los Angeles and want some recommendations about its vegan eats you should totally read this guest post from my friend Arpine Kostandyan!
She has written a guide about the best vegan places in town, don't miss them 🙂